Not only are the games the girls picked fun, but they are educational. Yahtzee is a wonderful math game. Participants practice counting and multiplication each time it is their turn. To determine who won the game, each person must add the scores for the turns to get an overall score. The winner is the one with the highest score (a greater than/less than determination).
Sophia taking her turn when we played Yahtzee.
Mysterious Creatures involves choosing a card that features an unusual animal, reptile, or amphibian (a science skill). With each turn, the players need to count the number of spaces they need to move (a math skill), determine how to quickly get to the next destination (a logic skill), read the fact cards (a reading skill), and move to the next location on the map (a geography/map reading skill).
Olivia reading one of the cards
about her mysterious creature.